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1932.481 (RS7328)

Description

Tortoiseshell chain necklace with tortoiseshell cross pendant.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
NECKLACE
necklaces
Dimensions
1 3/4 in (pendant) x 1 3/16 in (pendant) x 5/16 in (pendant) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1932.481
GUSN
102010
Reference Notes
For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115.
Related Items
Title Red horse hair brooch Accession number 1932.203 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mr. Louis F. Snow:
Title Set of buttons Accession number 1932.204
Title Vulcanite cross pendant Accession number 1932.219
Title Brass buttons Accession number 1932.479
Title Brass buttons Accession number 1932.480
Title Tortoiseshell chain and cross Accession number 1932.481

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